Warm Goat Cheese Salad Recipe

Warm Goat Cheese Salad Recipe
Warm Goat Cheese Salad

Maryse Chevriere

Warm Goat Cheese Salad

I've never been much of a salad person, but (predictably) if you top a pile of well-dressed greens with warm, crispy goat cheese rounds, I'm totally game. In fact, I'll probably go back for seconds.

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  • One 6-ounce log of plain goat cheese, cut into 1-inch rounds and refrigerated until firm
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • One 16-ounce package arugula
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt, to taste


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Set the goat cheese slices on a plate. Drizzle with olive oil and use your hands to make sure the rounds are evenly coated.

Scatter the breadcrumbs on a separate clean plate, then place the rounds in the breadcumbs and coat evenly. Place the coated rounds on a baking sheet and bake for about 5-6 minutes, or until the cheese has softened and the color of the coating is golden-brown, turning over halfway.

While the rounds are baking, lightly dress the arugula with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. To serve, divide the arugula between 2 plates and top with the rounds of warm goat cheese.

Goat Cheese Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Goat Cheese Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.